Ice Cream Chocolate Punch / Iskrem og Sjokolade Punsj

A children friendly punch recipe foun in “The New Sealtest Book
of Recipes and Menus” published by Sealtest Inc in 1940Ice Cream Chocolate Punch / Iskrem og Sjokolade Punsj

It’s strange how our perception of images change over time.
Seen with 1940 eyes that man was obviously meant to look like
a friendly old uncle. Seen with 2017 eyes I wouldn’t have left
my children alone with him for more than 5 seconds.

Winking smile

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Chocolate Orange Pots / Sjokolade og Appelsinformer

A dessert recipe found in “The Chocolate Book”
by Valerie Barrett published in 1987

Chocolate Orange Pots / Sjokolade og Appelsinformer

Chocolate and orange is a delicious combination. The orange adds a bit of freshness to a chocolate dessert that otherwise might seem a little too heavy.



A cake recipe found on matprat.noblondies_post

If cakes like these made with dark chocolate is called brownies, and the ones on the pictures here that are made with milk chocolate is called blondies, shouldn’t ones made with white chocolate be called albinos – Ted 😉


Chocolate and Coffee Bavarois / Sjokolade og Kaffe Bavarois

A rather posh dessert recipe found in Valerie Barrett’s
“The Chocolate Book” published in 1987
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Bavarois or Bavarian cream is a classic dessert that was included in the repertoire of chef Marie-Antoine Carême, who is sometimes credited with it. It was named in the early 19th century for Bavaria or, perhaps more likely in the history of haute cuisine, for a particularly distinguished visiting Bavarian, such as a Wittelsbach. Escoffier declared that Bavarois would be more properly Moscovite, owing to its preparation, in the days before mechanical refrigeration, by being made in a “hermetically sealed” mold that was plunged into salted, crushed ice to set — hence “Muscovite”.”Pannacotta”, the Italian dessert of sweetened cream thickened with gelatin and molded is comparable.

True Bavarian creams first appeared in the U.S. in Boston Cooking School cookbooks, by Mrs D.A. Lincoln, 1884, and by Fannie Merritt Farmer, 1896. The Fannie Farmer Cookbook offers a “Bavarian Cream”.

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Chocolate Croissants / Sjokoladecroissanter

A baking recipe from “The Chocolate Book”
by Valerie Barrett published by Leisurebooks in 1987
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A lot of waiting for the dough to cool before you finally can sink your teeth into a steaming hot chocolate filled croissant. You decide if it’s worth the wait – Ted 😉


Little Pots of Chocolate / Små Boller med Sjokolade

A delisious dessert recipe found in “Robert Carrier’s Kitchen
Cook Book
published by Marshall Cavendish Ltd in 1980
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The combination of chocolate and oranges spiked with either Grand Marnier or cognac makes this dessert an absolute feast for the those small but sensitive tastebuds – Ted


Chocolate Meringues / Sjokolade Marengs

A delicate recipe from “The Chocolate Book”
by Valerie Barrett published by Leisurebooks in 1987

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Gaelic Truffles / Galliske Trøfler

A delicious sweets recipe found in
“Harrods Cookery Book” published in 1985

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These truffles may be made with Scotch or Irish whiskey. Roll them
in chopped walnuts, confectioners’ sugar, cocoa powder, grated chocolate or chocolate sprinkles. Homemade truffles make an
ideal  gift when presented in a pretty box.

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Royal Hot Chocolate Sauce / Kongelig Varm Sjokoladesaus

A recipe from a booklet published by
Hershey’s Chocolate in 1937
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Back before WWII and well up into the sixties a lot of the larger food producers published free or inexpensive recipe books or booklets. These recipe collections highlighted their own products of course. Sometimes in the early eighties I found the one in the picture above published by Hershey’s Chocolate from 1937 in a used book shop in York  – Ted

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Chocolate Squares / Sjokoladesnitter

A cake recipe from “Snart Ferdig” (Soon Finished) Published by Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1984



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Chocolate Cake With Apple Filling / Sjokoladekake Med Eplefyll

A recipe from “Kaker Til Kaffen” (Cakes For The Coffee) published by Hjemmets Kokebok Klubb in 1979

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Homemade Chocolate Pudding / Hjemmelaget Sjokoladepudding

A traditional desert recipe found on

001_sjokoladepudding2Elin Vatnar Nilsen is a pastry chef and works as a writer. She is a frequent contributor to and a Norwegian newspaper’s week-end magazine. Since 1999 she has tried to keep the confectioner knowledge alive through, which turned into a blog in 2012. Here you wont find cupcakes with pastel coloured butter creams, but basic recipes, easy decorating tips and lots of great recipes for cakes, desserts, ice cream and confectionery.

This was one of my favourite deserts as a kid and we had it quite often. Now a days you can get it in a cardboard package at most grocers. It doesn’t taste half as good as the homemade one and it’s full of E stuffs and other crap. Unfortunately most people go for that one. It’s good to know we got enthusiasts like Elin who reminds us that homemade is always best – Ted


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Ginger Tart With Hazelnut-brittle Bottom / Ingefærterte Med Krokanbunn

A recipe from “Kaker Til Kaffen” (Cakes For The Coffee) published by Hjemmets Kokebok Klubb in 1979

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